Jul 4, 2018
In this episode of Lab of You- the best ways to warm up- Jenn covers the necessity of a warm-up that can help with injury prevention and priming a meaningful workout. Jenn Schwartz of Impact Your Fitness, believes that exercise can be enjoyable, healthy, fun, and beneficial without being painful or questionable.
You don't need to reinvent the wheel to formulate a quality warm-up. It can be as simple as being more precise in your workout intentions and implementing a congruent and progressive exercise strategy.
Think of warm ups as transitions- mentally and physically- to a health-inducing or arduous sport-arousing workout.
Here's the 3 step process with the end in mind that exercise should feel good and that some self-experimentation could be the key to a solid warm-up.
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Here’s a rundown of episode #07
1:20 Seamless transition vs the traditional way of mindless jumping around or 'cardio'
4:00 Depends on the goal!
check out the Exercise Continuum episode
5:40 Warming-up with injury prevention in mind
8:50 With the end in mind- the warm-up with overall exercise satisfaction in mind.
9:40 Self experimentation for your warm-up directive- tapping into self improvement to find the best warm-up for your goals
12:50 3 ways to focus your warm-ups
19:00 Do you respond negatively to workouts? Build a safety context for your nervous system before working out
21:00 Priming with isometrics and Post Activation Potentiation
(I went on a praising rant on the isometrics here...lol, they're the best!)
This is my most used isometric for myself and clients
Links of interest
All Exercise Exists on a Continuum http://traffic.libsyn.com/force-cdn/ec/thinkfitbefit/The_Exercise_Continuum.mp3?dest-id=710784
Read this awesome article about isometrics